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Is Netflix Paring Down Content to Make Everyone Watch Its Original Series?

Here's everything coming to and leaving the streaming service in December.

Is Netflix Paring Down Content to Make Everyone Watch Its Original Series?
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Last month we were shocked to see how little Netflix was giving us while taking away so much. Was it the start of a calculated trend? A Dickensian power play? Maybe. Considering the streaming site is basically doing the same thing next month, it begs the question: Does Netflix want to give us less of a selection? 

One can only speculate at this point, but it seems like more and more Netflix original series are popping up while more and more movies are disappearing. It only makes sense the distributor wants you to watch its original shows and films. If you don't have any other good movies to watch, why not? December will see the debuts of these Netflix originals: A Very Murray Christmas, Ridiculous 6, and F is for Family, (in addition to Jessica Jones, which just became available last weekend).

And we're not knocking the NF originals. They're mostly fantastic. But keep it all in mind as we head into 2016 and, hopefully, next year at this time we won't be talking about Netflix's new decision to stream their original content only.

Coming to Netflix in December

December 1
#DeathToSelfie (2014)
30 for 30: Chasing Tyson (2015)
50 Shades of THEY, season 1
A Christmas Star (2015)
A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z (2014)
Amnesiac (2015)
Broadchurch, season 2
CBGB (2013)
Christmas Wedding Baby (2014)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
Darkman (1990)
Detectorists, season 1
I'm Brent Morin
Jenny's Wedding (2015)
Las mágicas historias de Plim Plim, season 1
Ray (2004)
Real Rob, season 1 (2015)
See You In Valhalla (2015)
Sensitive Skin, season 1
Starting Over, season 1
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007)
That Touch of Mink (1962)
Tyke: Elephant Outlaw
Winning Life's Battles, season 1

December 2-15
Stations of the Cross (2014)
Tangerine (2015)
Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015)
A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
Comedy Bang! Bang!, season 4 (new episodes)
A Case of You (2013)

Dinosaur 13 (2014)
Inside Man, season 3
Vampire Academy (2014)
One & Two (2015)
Phoenix (2014)
Xenia (2014)
Phineas and Ferb, season 4
Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High and Unemployed Live in Austin (2015)
The Adventures of Puss in Boots, season 2
The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Drown (2014)
Hart of Dixie, season 4
High Profits, season 1
Time Out of Mind (2014)

December 16-31
Fresh Dressed (2015)
Helix, season 2
F is for Family, season 1
Glitter Force, season 1
Making A Murderer, season 1
Mike Epps: Don't Take it Personal
Chloe and Theo (2015)
Leo the Lion (2013)
Magic Snowflake (2013)
Santa's Apprentice (2010)
El Señor de los Cielos, season 3
Queen of Earth (2015)
Invisible Sister (2015)
Dawn of the Croods, season 1
Black Mirror "White Christmas" Episode
Maron: Season 3
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, season 5
Parenthood, season 6
Battle Creek, season 1
Manhattan Romance (2014)
Nurse Jackie, seasons 1-7
Violetta, season 3

Expiring on Netflix in December

December 1
All About Eve (1950)
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, season 1 (2012)
Batman Begins (2005)
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Brian's Song (1971)
Brian's Song (2001)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
The Burbs (1989)
Cop Land (1997)
Damien: Omen II (1978)
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Employee of the Month (2006)
Forces of Nature (1999)
Get Low (2009)
The Great Escape (1963)
The Guardian, season 1-3
The High and the Mighty (1954)
The Hustler (1961)
Insomnia (2002)
Juice (1992)
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Labyrinth (1986)
Last Night (2010)
Left Behind: The Movie (2000)
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
Left Behind: World at War (2005)
Modern Problems (1981)
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Necessary Roughness (1991)
The Omen (1976)
Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
The Paw Project (2013)
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly (2008)
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (2007)
Shrink (2009)
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Soapdish (1991)
Trek Nation (2011)
Two Can Play That Game (2001)

December 4
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally (2010)

December 6
360 (2011)
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)

December 9
C.O.G. (2013)

December 10
Ultimate Spider-Man, season 2

December 11
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, season 2
Rescue Me, season 1-7

December 12
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

December 13
How to Build a Better Boy (2014)
Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (2011)

December 15
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

December 17
Underclassman (2005)

December 21
Red Hook Summer (2012)

December 24
Una Noche (2012)

December 30
Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2013)